BDI President Keitel Speaks in Washington on Initiative of Ambassador Ammon
Enlarge image From left: PIIE Director C. Fred Bergsten, RGIT President and CEO Thomas Zielke, Ambassador Ammon, BDI President Keitel, Adam S. Posen, president-designate of PIIE (© Representative of German Industry and Trade) On the initiative of Ambassador Peter Ammon, Hans-Peter Keitel, president of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) came to Washington, DC, to speak on the euro crisis. At an event that highlighted their close and excellent relationship, the German Embassy worked in cooperation with the Representative of German Industry (RGIT) and the Peterson Institute for International Economics to have Dr. Keitel speak at PIIE on “Stability and Growth – A Perspective from German Business” on July 16.
In introducing Dr. Keitel at the event, Ambassador Ammon said he invited him to Washington because of his unique persepective on what is happening in Europe and Germany’s strategy. He called Keitel a strong advocate of transatlantic cooperation and said he has a “birds-eye view of how Germany preserves its manufacturing and even increased its share of world trade in the face of globalization.”
The video of Dr. Keitel’s speech is below. The PIIE website also features an audio recording of the question-and-answer session.